This lesson is part of a series that first appeared in Nostalgia, the news letter of the Lute & Early Guitar Society of Japan.
-Lesson one: notes, intervals, scales and chords
-Lesson two: exercises
-Lesson three: basic rules
-Lesson four: first practical steps
-Lesson five: three songs by Telemann
Today’s continuo players tend to use lutes in the old tuning: Renaissance lutes, archlutes and theorbos. But, remarkably, the baroque lute seems to be a neglected instrument for accompaniment. There is no reason not to use it, however, as its tuning allows for easy chord shapes and its...